Oil and gas

Dense phase CO2 8" NB pipe rupture

The video shows a rupture of a buried, dense phase carbon dioxide pipeline.

The experiment was conducted in the safe environment of the DNV Spadeadam Research and Testing centre to assess the consequences of such ruptures in terms of mass outflow, crater formation and dense gas dispersion. The viewer should note that the extents of the visible plume do not necessarily represent the extents of the dense gas hazard.